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Writing Center Director/Assistant Professor of English

Apply now Posting Number: 493525
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Faculty, School of Liberal Arts

Position Title:

Writing Center Director/Assistant Professor of English


English Department, School of Liberal Arts

Salary/Pay Rate:

$75,000 - $80,000

Job Summary:

The Department of English in the School of Liberal Arts at Marist College invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor and Writing Center Director to begin in July 2024. In addition to Writing Center administrative responsibilities, the successful candidate will also teach a variety of writing courses including First-Year Writing; foundational courses for the English Major; and upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. This position comes with a course reassignment for Writing Center duties, so candidates can expect a 2-2 teaching load. Candidates with an expertise in undergraduate research, service-learning pedagogies, or other high-impact practices are especially welcome. Candidates must demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or related field is required. Writing Center tutoring and administrative experience, and teaching experience and effectiveness at the college level are also required.

Essential Functions:

Administration of the Marist Writing Center, some WAC responsibilities (the applicant would not be expected to direct a large-scale WAC Program), and a 2-2 teaching load with the expectation of teaching one section of our tutor-training course “Collaborative Writing” each fall. In addition to teaching and research responsibilities, English faculty participate regularly in service activities. There will be some oversight of the Writing Center during the summer session and the Writing Center director will receive and additional stipend for this work.

Writing Center Director duties will include:

  • Hiring, training, and supervising Writing Center Staff—both professional and peer tutors—and daily oversight of the Writing Center (alongside the Asst. Director of the Writing Center)
  • Assessing Writing Center services and programs
  • Developing Writing Center workshops in conjunction with Writing Center staff
  • Publicizing the Writing Center across campus
  • Working with the English Department and a broad array of campus constituencies to foster ongoing conversations about writing on campus
  • Writing semester-end reports
  • Deployment of small-scale WAC initiatives, including our fledgling Embedded Tutors Program

Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, & Contact Information of 3 Professional References. We ask that candidates discuss their experiences working with under-represented students or communities in their cover letter, as we seek to promote inclusion, diversity, and equity in our department.


The position includes a comprehensive benefit package*. Benefits for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Unlimited paid sick time.
  • 14+ paid holidays per year.
  • Medical, Dental & Vision insurance programs at a 15% employee / 85% employer contribution rate. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Care (FSD).
  • Life insurance.
  • Generous short-term and long-term disability programs and workers compensation.
  • 403(b) defined contribution plan:
    • First 6 years College contributes 7.5%, Employee contributes a mandatory 4%.
    • College contribution increases to 10.5% in year 7, and 12% after 15 years.
    • Employee contribution decreases to 1% in year 7. Remains 1% thereafter.
  • 403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity – Roth option available. Voluntary, up to IRS maximum contribution.
  • Tuition Benefits:
    • Up to 16 undergraduate credits per semester. Up to 18 graduate credit per academic calendar. Eligibility extends to employee, spouse, and dependent children under age 26.
    • College pays 100% tuition only.
    • Eligible dependents may be Reimbursed up to $2,000 per semester towards tuition at another accredited institution.

*Eligibility requirements including waiting periods and/or employee probationary periods may apply at the discretion of the College.

About the Department/School:

The School of Liberal Arts includes 50 full-time faculty and over 75 part-time faculty. The School of Liberal Arts includes departments in English, history, modern languages, philosophy & religious studies, and political science, and many interdisciplinary programs such as American Studies, African Diaspora Studies, and Latin American & Caribbean Studies. In addition, the ABA approved Paralegal Studies Program and the Pre-Law Program are part of the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Liberal Arts also houses the Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership, the Hudson River Valley Institute, the Weiss Language Center, the Writing Center, and the Marist Theatre Program.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #1 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit 

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Faculty (Full-Time)

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Work Schedule:

Time as required for teaching, office hours, departmental/school activities and other activities as needed.

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Marist College Main Campus

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Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

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